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Temperature Drops But The Fun Factor Stays High

Cub Scouts can #AdventureOn during the winter months… Yes, it’s cold. Yep, it’s snowy. However, just like Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts can still find outdoor fun, too. That was the theme of a recent repost of a 2010 article entitled, “Hot tips for cold-weather fun with Cub Scouts.” For Scouting, Mark Ray wrote: Tim [...]

Summer 2022: Seven Weeks at Camp Squanto

New video highlights Mayflower Council’s 650-acre destination for adventure… Hey, did you know it’s winter? “Wonderful” snow, sleet, and freezing temps for at least a few more months. As the commercial jokes, “495 is a pahhhhking lot.” YUCK! And now, with the holidays in the rearview, we need something significant to look forward to; [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:21:29-05:00January 17th, 2022|Camp Squanto, Council Wide, Featured|

The Joy of Dutch-oven Cooking

This time-honored Scout tradition need not wait until your next campout… At our most recent Scout Troop Court of Honor, among various and sundry cookies and brownies and doughnuts, there was one, very popular, dessert.  Prepared by our Scoutmaster (and Eagle Scout), his Pineapple upside-down cake went fast.A BSA tradition, pineapple upside-down cake is [...]

Summer 2021 Camp Staff Opportunities

We are excited to be opening both camps this summer after a very difficult year and a couple months of limited opportunities for our Scouting families as we’ve continued to work through this pandemic. Unfortunately, the pandemic has created an environment where the summer camp staff member pool is more limited than usual, leaving [...]

By |2021-06-02T16:17:41-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Camp Resolute, Camp Squanto, Council Wide|

New Event Registration & Calendar Platform

Our council has begun transitioning to a new online event registration platform named Black Pug, which is used by almost half of all Boy Scout councils nationwide. The previous system, Doubleknot, was a major step forward when we adopted it nearly 16 years ago. After careful, thoughtful and detailed evaluation we believe the Black [...]

2021 Camp In A Box Not Your Typical Summer Camp

Susquehanna, Mayflower, Juniata Valley, Washington Crossing, Five Rivers, Westmoreland Fayette and Baden Powell Councils are excited to offer for the 2nd year, an alternative summer camping experience in 2021 – Camp in a Box 2021. Camp-in-a-Box 2021 provides the opportunity to select from 45 merit badge offerings (tentatively) and/or participation in the New Scout [...]

By |2021-05-25T14:14:56-04:00May 25th, 2021|Camp Resolute, Camp Squanto, Council Wide, Featured|

International Water Safety Day

International Water Safety Day, May 15, aims to spread water safety education and drowning awareness. Suggested ways to observe the day include: Adults: Update your Safe Swim Defense and/or Safety Afloat training. Units: Present the “Aquatics Safety” Safety Moment at a unit meeting. Cub Scouts: Work on an aquatic-related adventure, such as Floats and [...]

By |2021-05-18T13:16:22-04:00May 10th, 2021|Camp Resolute, Camp Squanto, Council Wide, Unit Resources|

Camp Squanto Virtual Update May 24

Thank you for your interest in attending Camp Squanto for the 2021 summer season. We continue to work diligently with the Town of Plymouth Department of Public Health and in accordance with the changing reopening guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with respect to the camping and youth services sector to determine how we [...]

By |2021-06-02T14:26:30-04:00May 5th, 2021|Camp Squanto, Council Wide|

Camp Squanto Summer Camp Update

Thank you for your interest in attending Camp Squanto for the 2021 summer season. As you know, the process for determining our exact program continues to be a challenge as we strive to develop a great program, implement the reopening guidelines provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and keep all of our Scouts, leaders, [...]

By |2021-05-05T22:47:02-04:00April 27th, 2021|Camp Squanto, Council Wide|

2021 Virtual Freeze Out

Fire Up Your Scouts for the 2021 Virtual FREEZE OUT! All Scout BSA units in Mayflower Council are invited to participate. Have your patrols tune up those sleds for this year’s Freeze Out adventure. Your Scouts will hone cold weather skills, participate in a variety of races, competitions, and take home memories for a [...]

By |2021-02-03T13:50:49-05:00January 29th, 2021|Camp Resolute, Camp Squanto, Council Wide, Newsletter|